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What Happens When You Have a Panic Attack It’s More Than Being Scared Having a panic attack. Your body’s “fight or flight” response kicks into high gear. It can seem to come from nowhere — maybe as you walk down the street or do the laundry. It can even wake you out of a sound sleep. There’s often …

When You’re Worried About How Much You Worry These disorders come in many forms, like a panicked feeling in social situations or constant anxiety about your health, your job, or your family. If you can’t seem to shake something like this, talk to your doctor. She can work with you to figure out what …

  How Much Is Too Much? Anxiety is part of life — we all feel it from time to time. When you do, there are a few things you can try to help calm your emotions. If you feel anxious often and nothing seems to help, talk with your doctor about other ways to manage it. Exercise You don’t have to t …

The Line Between Conscientious and Neurotic The pressure to be perfect can be a source of motivation or a source of great anxiety. My son Josiah is on the freshman football team at his high school. He had his first game of the season on Wednesday. For almost a week leading up to that game, he was vi …

bullying

Shifting the Spotlight from the Stage to the Audience Huntington Lake, which lies 2,500 feet up in the Sierra Nevada mountains southeast of Yosemite, has been the home of Boy Scout Camp Kern since 1939. The lake is a deep reservoir known for frigid, clear blue water and excellent fishing. Source: CC …

Jealousy – Love’s Destroyer From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me ~ Ludovico Ariosto. Not only is the feeling of jealousy not conducive for relationship building and effective communication, but it just doesn’t feel very good. Are you familiar with that uncomfortable tightness in yo …

Many people with mental illnesses have thoughts of suicide, or attempt suicide. Suicide is the main cause of premature death in people with mental health problems,1 but many suicides can be prevented. This factsheet looks at risk factors for suicide and ways in which suicide might be prevented. Many …

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can be seen as quite controversial and it is sometimes portrayed dramatically on TV and in films. It is still used to treat some symptoms of mental illness, but its use has significantly decreased in recent years and it is used far less than medication and talking the …

Codependency

Codependency Codependency is a pattern of relating that is characterized by living through or for another, controlling others, attempting to fix other people’s problems, and intense anxiety around intimacy. It occurs when someone (spouse, parent, sibling, co-worker, or friend) allows another person’ …

Borderline Personality Disorder

Do You, or Someone You Love, Have Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder Trying to determine if you or someone in your life may suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder? You will soon find out, however, that this is a complex question. There are no simple beha …

The Internet and particularly the smartphone appear to hamper our ability to manage and balance time, energy, and attention—and they can be addictive. Ease of access, disinhibition, content stimulation, time distortion (dissociation), perceived anonymity, as well powerful activation of neurobiologic …

overdiagnosed

A 2017 Meta-Study Spotlights the Problem of Overdiagnosis There are now clear signs that child and adolescent mental disorders are widely overdiagnosed, according to the authors of a large meta-study published earlier this year. The researchers, whose comprehensive results appear in Child and Adoles …

define yourself

Emphasize your Strengths, Aim for Your Goals, and Minimize Your Weaknesses We spend so much of our lives living by what is defined as normal, and pass judgment on ourselves and others based on this—whether we try to be normal, determine that we are better than normal, or condemn ourselves as worse t …

Esther Perel Has a Whole New Take on Infidelity Esther Perel is one of the most insightful and provocative voices on the paradoxical nature of human interaction in intimacy. She is the best-selling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence and has been featured in two highly popul …

humour to boost your relationship

Six Ways to Add Laughter to your Relationship We have all heard about the benefits of laughter for our physical health, including the lowering of blood pressure, and the reduction of stress hormones. There are also many anecdotal reports of how laughter relieves tension between two individuals in a …

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